Mackay Trophy

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    #1 muskeg13, May 8, 2012
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    My uncle was in the USAAC from the 20's -1947. He flew in many of the early "bombardment" aircraft from the original bi-wing B-1 "Keystone" through WW2 B-17s. He's long gone now, but told me stories of the YB-10 flight from Bolling Field, Washington, DC to Alaska and back in 1934, the goodwill missions from Langley Field to Buenos Aires (YB-17 in 1938) and Santiago (XB-15 in 1939) and the famous interception with the Italian Liner Rex off the Virginia Coast by YB-17s in 1938, with LT Curtiss Lemay as the navigator. RIP Uncle Jeep, aka Russel E. Junior, you made your mark in aviation history.

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    Prety cool!

    My father in law won the Mackay Trophy in 1987. Insisted his detachment received it as a whole rather than individuals.
     
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